Furina ornata

Furina ornata

Furina ornate

(Orange-naped Snake)

FAMILY

Elapidae

Species

Furina ornata

Common name

Orange-naped Snake

Main colour

Dark orange to reddish-brown

Body size

To 70 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This snake can be found in a variety of habitats, feeds on skinks particularly. Each body scale has a darker edge so forming a reticulated pattern. The dark head is followed by a broad orange to yellow band before another darker patch. The belly is cream.